My first exposure to yoga was back in the 70’s when my mom would practice from the book “Richard Hittleman’s Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan” and I’d stand on my head and laugh at her doing Simhasana, lion’s pose. I began practicing more seriously in the mid-90’s while in graduate school and under a great deal of stress. I started teaching yoga and studying for my yoga certification from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago in 2000 - it’s hard to believe I’m approaching 16 years on this beautiful, enriching and enlightening path! I’ve taught all over the Milwaukee area in those years and designed the yoga teacher training program at Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Center in 2004, which I continue to run. I’m so thrilled to be a part of the Healium Hot Yoga family - it’s a gem of a studio and I’m finally teaching in my neighborhood of Bay View. My husband, 10 year old son, and 2 cats (Mr. Pocket and Mr. Pants) are proud Bay Viewers, but only the cats like to practice yoga on the mat with me on a regular basis, which makes sun salutations an exercise in extreme balance and awareness! When I’m not practicing or teaching yoga, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, knitting, reading, listening to music and writing my vinyl record music blog.